Can I force tape measure tool guides to appear on one plane only?

I am designing custom sized openings in a cabinet faceframe (which I’ve already extruded into 3D)…
Is there a way to force the Tape measure guides to stay on one plane?
As you can see, it chose points in an undesired plane…
I DID employ parallel projection and Align View command fyi…


That’s probably the culprit, you get better results in Perspective Camera and ‘orbit around’
Activate Tapemeasurement tool, pick a spot on an edge (no midpoint or endpoints) and use the arrow keys to lock the direction (Red=right, Green=left, Blue=Up) or zoom in on the face and wait for the ‘On face’ inference indication to pop up.


I appreciate the insight.

Thanks George!

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